Freedom & Liberty- Part 2

Another aspect of freedom defined by Webster’s was liberation from restraint. As I pondered this notion in relation to my prayers, I realized that this dear one was being restrained by the evil one from the only source of true freedom and truth—Jesus:

“Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” 2 Corinthians 3:17

The one in my prayers was being restrained from liberty and identity in Christ by the deceptive allure of the besetting sin. Furthermore, the suffering and deception of this world had provided excuses to engage in unwholesome behaviors as a means of escape. Undoubtedly, I too have battled with such temptations; and most assuredly, I would fail to operate free from ungodly restraint without the Spirit of Christ leading me into truth and power to overcome. Consider the following verses:

Clearly, Jesus IS the truth and therefore, only by knowing Him can genuine freedom come. With that in mind, my prayer became a petition for restraint to be lifted; and then, every means possible to come into play to make a way to Jesus, Who is the Truth—the One who could make them free indeed.

2 Replies to “Freedom & Liberty- Part 2”

  1. You presented great definitions for bondage and strongholds!
    Thank you for your insight and encouragement to pray.

  2. https://youtu.be/PiaVb8j_nbw
    πŸ™Œ. Beautiful series, MaryAnn .
    Bondage is anything that hinders us from the fullness of what God calls us to be. Anytime a person (Christian or non-Christian) is preoccupied by destructive thought processes they are in a stronghold. As I know only too well, ONLY JESUS is the cure. β€œHis name is power, His name is healing, His name is life,” and He breaks strongholds. Yes, it is for freedom that He sets us free, and prayer for those we know in bondage is so imperative, so important, and so incredibly powerful. God answers prayers. Jesus breaks strongholds. https://youtu.be/PiaVb8j_nbw

    I just want to speak the name of Jesus
    Over every heart and every mind
    ‘Cause I know there is peace within your presence
    I speak Jesus
    I just want to speak the name of Jesus
    ‘Til every dark addiction starts to break
    Declaring there is hope and there is freedom
    I speak Jesus
    ‘Cause your name is power
    Your name is healing
    Your name is life
    Break every stronghold
    Shine through the shadows
    Burn like a fire
    I just want to speak the name of Jesus
    Over fear and all anxiety
    To every soul held captive by depression
    I speak Jesus
    Your name is power
    Your name is healing
    Your name is life
    Break every stronghold

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